Congressional Candidate Michael Wardell running for Missouri's Seventh District Congressional Seat that Roy Blunt currently holds issued the following statement:
“Over the past several days, a report has surfaced that has shaken the very foundation of our District, our Liberty, and our Party and has embarrassed my fellow Conservatives. A candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives should be an example of leadership, Integrity and Character for the community regardless of party affiliation.
We Republicans have railed against the Democrats for their backroom deals, Louisiana Purchases and Nebraska buyouts, and yet one of our own who professes to be the citizen that should go to Washington D.C. believes that those rules only apply to others.
According to blogger Bungalow Bill, who writes Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom and Billy Long is Wrong, on Tuesday the 2nd of March, Mr. Long attempted to stifle free speech, and buy the bloggers silence. The two met for coffee and the rest, they say, is history.
This is not the kind of representation we need in the 7th Congressional district, and if confirmed Mr. Long should step down from the race. If Mr. Long is able to weather this lapse in ethical behavior and make it to the general election, his opponent will charge in with bayonets fixed and firing, and the seat could be lost. I’m not willing to accept that.”
—Michael Wardell 3/5/2010